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2 hrs ago | WLS-AM Chicago

Broadened Clemency Rules Could Affect Thousands of Inmates

Prison inmates serving sentences for nonviolent crimes have been offered broader guidelines for seeking clemency, the Department of Justice announced on Wednesday.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Drugs

7 hrs ago | Long Island Business News

Ex-CEO admits stealing from prominent NYC charity

The politically connected former CEO of a prominent city charity admitted Wednesday he helped steal more than $9 million from the organization in an insurance scheme that authorities linked to campaign contributions.


Related Topix: State Prisons

7 hrs ago |

Michigan murderer arraigned in prison escape

A convicted murderer who broke out of a western Michigan prison in February has been arraigned on escape, carjacking and kidnapping charges.


Related Topix: Grand Rapids, MI

8 hrs ago | CBS News

Judge decides whether WikiLeaks leaker can be called Chelsea

A Kansas judge granted a request Wednesday to formally change the name of the soldier convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks from Bradley Edward Manning to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning .


Related Topix: US Military, Fort Leavenworth, US Army, Leavenworth County, KS

11 hrs ago | WSET-TV Lynchburg

APNewsBreak: Clemency after 10 years in prison?

The Justice Department will begin considering clemency applications from nonviolent federal inmates who have already served 10 years or more in prison.


Related Topix: Jay Nixon, US Governors

11 hrs ago | National Public Radio

APNewsBreak: Clemency After 10 Years In Prison?

The Justice Department will begin considering clemency applications from nonviolent federal inmates who have behaved in prison, have no significant criminal history and have already served more than 10 years behind bars, according to a person familiar with the matter.


Related Topix: Drugs

14 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials

In this April 3, 2014, file photo, Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.


Related Topix: US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, US News, Camp Delta, Dianne Feinstein, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Terrorism

Tue Apr 22, 2014


Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying

William Rousan, 57, was scheduled to be executed at 12:01 a.m. He was declared dead at 12:10 a.m., Missouri Department of Corrections spokesman Mike O'Connell said.


Related Topix: Missouri, Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center, State Prisons, Bonne Terre, MO, Violent Crime

The Daily News Journal

Mailman failed to deliver thousands of letters

On the popular sitcom "Seinfeld," fictitious letter carrier Newman hid bags of mail in Jerry's basement storage locker rather than deliver it.


Related Topix: Dawson Springs, KY, Hopkins County, KY

ABC News

Judge Rules for Newspaper in Mug Shot Dispute Case

A federal judge has ordered the government to turn over mug shots of criminal defendants to the Detroit Free Press.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

USA Today

An activist's drama on the high seas

A man holds a photograph of Peter Willcox during a protest for his release after being seized by the Russian coast guard on Sept.


Related Topix: The Bahamas, Central America, World News


Stay cancels Oklahoma death row inmate's execution

An Oklahoma inmate's execution set for Tuesday was canceled following a stay order that the state Supreme Court handed down a day earlier, a spokesman for the state Department of Corrections said.


Related Topix: Oklahoma, Landslide, Science / Technology, Space, Oklahoma State Penitentiary, State Prisons

ABC News

Govt Must Turn Over Info on CIA Prisons to Defense

A military judge on Tuesday ordered prosecutors to turn over never-revealed details about the time a Guantanamo Bay detainee spent in secret CIA prisons after his arrest on in connection with the deadly attack on the USS Cole in Yemen.


Related Topix: Guantanamo Bay, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, World News, Yemen, Middle East


Globe had 4th hottest March; US cooler than normal

An Ohio man who was 19 when he made a false distress call that triggered a massive, 21-hour search on Lake Erie must pay $489,000 in restitution to the U.S. and Canadian agencies involved in the needless rescue... An Ohio man who was 19 when he made a false distress call that triggered a massive, 21-hour search on Lake Erie must pay $489,000 in ... (more)


Related Topix: Ohio, Ohio Government, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government


Coach gets 10 days in Steubenville rape case

An assistant high school football coach was found guilty of two misdemeanors in connection with the Steubenville, Ohio, rape case that captured national attention, the state attorney general's office said Tuesday.


Related Topix: Steubenville, OH

WOI-TV West Des Moines

Navalny's conviction in Russia a chilling message

A Moscow justice of the peace did not just fine Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny $8,400 on Tuesday for slandering a lawmaker, she left the door open to locking up the Kremlin's most vocal critic in prison for years.


Related Topix: World News, Russia

News Herald

Obama heads to Japan to reassure Asia allies

Japanese Coast Guard boat and vessel sail alongside Japanese activists' fishing boat, not in photo, warning the activists away from a Senkaku islandsby Japan, early Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013.


Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia

Nanaimo Daily News

Former doctor at centre of hepatitis C outbreak to undergo mental evaluation before ...

A former Nevada doctor at the centre of a 2007 hepatitis C outbreak has been ordered into federal custody for a mental evaluation.


Related Topix: Nevada, Healthcare Law, Law, Criminal Defense Law

Mon Apr 21, 2014

KNUS-AM Aurora

Courthouse violence unpredictable despite security

When Utah's new federal courthouse opened last week, it came with security improvements that are becoming standard around the country: separate entrances and elevators for judges, defendants and the public; bullet-resistant glass and paneling; and vehicle barricades to keep car bombs at bay.


Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Eastlake (Seattle, WA), Capitol Hill (Seattle, WA)

Northern Michigan News

Oklahoma court stays executions of 2 inmates

A sharply divided Oklahoma Supreme Court on Monday stayed the executions of two death row inmates who have challenged the secrecy surrounding the source of the state's lethal injection drugs.


Related Topix: Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Death Penalty